For an artist that's received such fervent critcal adoration and praise from artists as revered as Rox Sexsmith, Buddy Miller and Lucinda Williams, North Daktoa born singer-songwriter Ana Egge is surprisingly low-key. It's probably safe to say that's been largely by choice--Ana's been releasing music since 1994 to stellar reviews. Now based out of New York, her blend of folk-rock is a mix of social commentary songwriting and lush, velvetly vocals that have a remarkable comparison to one of my favorite Aussie gals, Butterfly Boucher, and a sweeter Gillian Welch.
With seven albums under her belt--includng 2009's Road to My Love--Ana has flexed her folk sensibilities on the Loretta Lynn-inspired ("Farmer's Daughter") to pop/rock ("Storm Comin'") and Sunday-morning soul complete with "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay" whistlin' ("New Tattoo.")
Oh, and she built her own guitar. You know, just your average chick.